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VW Tiguan Body Repairs Exterior ➜ Removing and installing Towing bracket and trigger unit

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General body repairs, exterior - Edition 06.2017  
11  
Support  
⇒ “11.3 Removing and installing trigger unit”, page 427  
11.1  
Assembly overview - towing bracket  
Note  
Minor differences will be encountered on removal and installation, depending on version.  
The specified torques refer only to factory-installed towing brackets.  
Request torque specifications for other towing brackets from the manufacturers.  
1 - Support  
❑ Towing bracket with  
electrically actuated ball  
head.  
❑ Removing and installing  
trigger unit  
2 - Bolt  
❑ Gas-tight threaded con‐  
nections  
❑ Qty. 3  
❑ 20 Nm + 90°  
3 - Connector  
4 - Bolt  
❑ Qty. 2 on each side  
❑ Always renew bolts after  
loosening  
Note  
Different torque spec
apply.  
On vehicles ► 09.201
911.784.01- is install
On vehicles 10.2016
911.730.01- is install
❑ Specified torque for bolt  
- N.911.784.01- M10 x  
38 - SW22 is  
50 Nm + 90°  
❑ Specified torque for bolt  
- N.911.730.01- M10 x  
40 - SW30 is  
50 Nm + 180°  
11.2  
Removing and installing towing bracket  
Removing  
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Tiguan 2016 ➤ , Tiguan RUS 2017 ➤  
General body repairs, exterior - Edition 06.2017  
– Remove left luggage compartment side trim ⇒ General body  
repairs, interior; Rep. gr. 70 ; Luggage compartment trims;  
Removing and installing luggage compartment side trim .  
– Remove bumper cover ⇒ page 287 .  
– Detach electrical connector -3- in interior.  
– If present, remove reducing agent tank ⇒ Rep. gr. 26 ; SCR  
system (selective catalytic reduction), Assembly overview -  
reducing agent tank .  
– Unscrew bolts -4-.  
– Pull towing bracket -1- in a parallel movement out of longitu‐  
dinal members.  
Installing  
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– Installation is carried out in reverse order.  
Note  
The expanding nuts -2- seal the interior against exhaust gases and must always be renewed in the event of  
damage.  
– Perform functional check after installation of towing bracket.  
Specified torques  
♦ Bolts  
⇒ “11.1 Assembly overview - towing bracket”, page 424  
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